Thursday, October 11, 7pm
Left Bank Books
Left Bank Books welcomes St. Louis native and bestselling author of Bitter Brew William Knoedelseder, who will sign and discuss his new book, Fins: Harley Earl, the Rise of General Motors, and the Glory Days of Detroit!
The author of Bitter Brew chronicles the birth and rise to greatness of the American auto industry through the remarkable life of Harley Earl, an eccentric six-foot-five, stuttering visionary who dropped out of college and went on to invent the profession of automobile styling, thereby revolutionized the way cars were made, marketed, and even imagined. Knoedelseder tells the story in ways both large and small, weaving the history of the company with the history of Detroit and the Earl family as Fins examines the effect of the automobile on America’s economy, culture, and national psyche.
“Fins pulls readers into the futuristic fantasies, intramural fights and forward thinking of the legendary GM executive who revolutionized America’s love affair with the automobile.” --David Cay Johnston, author of It's Event Worse Thank You Think
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Fins from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
Click here to pre-order your copy!
Parking: Lot one block north; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.